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Codex-style cylinder vase with three nubbin supports. Narrative scene is highly eroded and heavily repainted in modern times. Three human figures are visible. One figure is a warrior holding a spear and wearing a jaguar-peccary headdress. A short hieroglyphic text is found in front of the...

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Provenance

Collected between 1974 and 1981 by John Fulling, Art Collectors of November, Inc., Florida (and known as the "November Collection"); to Landon T. Clay, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1987; to MFA, December 1988, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 650–800

Object Place

Department of El Petén, Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Dimensions

14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1273

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware